There are some people we look at and think how great their lives must be. We envy them for what appears to be a fun and exciting way of living. Ariel Levy might be one of those people we wish we could switch lives with. Looking at her career trajectory, working as a journalist (now for the New Yorker) traveling the world on assignment and writing interesting pieces on sex, gender, and culture, many of us would love to have that life. But what she offers here is a reprieve from our jealousy. In this candid memoir, we learn from someone who knows that no one ever gets to have everything. Going with Levy on the roller coaster ride of her 20s and 30s, from broke to a successful career in journalism, from married and pregnant to divorced and childless, there are beautiful moments of joy and unbelievable moments of grief. In the end, there are many turns in life that you cannot plan, no matter how persuasive your perceptions are.